Newsletter, January 2024

A happy and healthy new year to you all.  Click January 2024 to find news and happenings from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  In this new year we bring you news on…

  • Second Sunday brunch continues every 2nd Sunday;
  • We are hoping to get your input on our newly formed Children, Youth and Family Committee along with Outreach;
  • Plans are coming together for a weekly Bible Club with DREAAM and we are looking for volunteers;
  • Thank you for your generosity for the Angel Tree/Advent offering!

​​​​​​​Let’s get 2024 off to a great start!


Newsletter, December 2023

Click December 2023 to find the December newsletter from First Presbyterian Church in Champaign, Illinois.  It is an issue filled with Christmas events and memories…a very special time of year.

Dates to Save in December
Sunday, December 3
    3 pm       Group attending Carol Concert at Krannert
Thursday, December 7
    12 noon  Christmas Gathering hosted by Presbyterian Women
Sunday, December 10
    9 am      Christmas Music Sunday with Chancel Choir and Upper Room   
    10 am    Christmas Charcuterie Brunch immediately following worship
    3 pm      Blue Christmas Service
Sunday, December 17  
    3 pm     Caroling to the Community (gather at church at 2:30)
Sunday, December 24
    9 am     Worship
    4 pm     Family Christmas Eve Service
    8 pm     Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

More information on these events in this issue.

Please be reminded of the ongoing Angel Tree/Advent Offering which benefits The Refugee Center. 

The Christmas Joy Offering which supports current and retired church workers and their families n their time of need, and develops our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color will be taken December 24 and 31.


Newsletter, November 2023

Click November 2023 to find the November newsletter from the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  We have some upcoming very special events so mark your calendars…

  • Saturday, November 4, Adopt A Highway;
  • Sunday, November 5 All Saints Day…We will recognize those who have died this past year.  Any saints who are not members of the church which should be celebrated can be added to the list by contacting the church office.  Remember November 5 is also the end of Daylight Savings Time…fall back one hour!
  • Monday, November 6  7:30 pm Western Illinois University Choir Concert along with Choir from Uni High directed by Rick Murphy;
  • Sunday, November 12  2nd Sunday Brunch following 9 am service and 3:30 pm Concert by Gary Winder, clarinet;
  • Tuesday, November 14  11:30 am  You are invited to join our English Language Leaners for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Bring a Thanksgiving dish to share.
  • Sunday, December 3  3 pm  Blue Christmas, an Advent service for those experiencing grief.
  • Sunday, December 10  9 am  Christmas Music Sunday with choir and instrumentalists;
  • Sunday, December 17  Christmas Caroling … Watch for further details;
  • Sunday, December 24  9 am Worship, 4 pm Family Christmas Eve Service, 8 pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service;
  • The Angel Tree/Advent Offering will be combined this year.  Check this November issue for items requested.

It’s a busy time of year.  We have something to offer for everyone so mark your calendars!!!  Contact church office with questions or for more information.


Newsletter, October 2023

Click October 2023 for the October news from First Pres in Champaign. It’s Fall and we have some special events coming up.  In this issue find out more information on…

  • Sunday, October 1 World Communion Sunday;
  • Sunday, October 1 Churchwide Potluck Picnic 4 pm Hessel Park Pavilion;
  • Thursday, October 5 Fall Gathering 12 noon hosted by Presbyterian Women;
  • Sunday, October 8  2nd Sunday Brunch immediately after worship;
  • Sunday, October 29 Trunk or Treat 4 pm
  • Update from Mission including visit by Bob & Kristi Rice on Sunday, October 1;
  • Sunday School for youth resumes THIS Sunday, October 1;
  • Adult Ed this Sunday, October 1, will feature Bob & Kristi Rice.

Mark your calendars to join us this fall for all of our special events!


Newsletter, September 2023

Click September 2023 and you will find the September Newsletter from First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  We are excited about…

  • the arrival of Associate Pastor for Discipleship Joe Lundy;
  • Celebrating Welcoming Week September 8-17 with New Immigrant Sunday followed by an International Brunch on Sunday, September 10; Game Night on Monday, September 11;  Cuba Sunday and Special Coffee Hour Sunday, September 17.
  • Your chance to attend a Cubs game with a group from the church on September 23;
  • Mission co-workers Bob & Kristi Rice will visit October 1 in time for the Church Picnic that afternoon at Hessel Park Pavilion.

Catch up on all the upcoming events in the September issue as we jump into fall.



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